Ayurveda Wellness – Panchakarma at Ayutherapy Ayurveda Wellness Center
So you are interested in a Panchakarma Program? This page will give you a great insight into what
Panchakarma is and are a must-read if you are considering this life changing experience in your journey of life
and health! Remember that two Panchakarma Programs are never the same and every treatment described
may not be relevant in your case, however this material will provide an overview in terms of what to expect on a
general level! WATCH OUR PANCHAKARMA INTRO VIDEO HERE.
What Panchakarma Is:
What Panchakarma Does:
How Panchakarma Is Administered:
The Panchakarma Process:
Therapeutic Vomiting (Vamana):
Purgation Therapy (Virechana, Laxative Therapy):
Medicated enemas are used for a variety of purposes. In general, this treatment is utilized to help the loosened Vata dosha leave the body through the rectum. Ayurveda has a long list of particular enemas.
Basti entails injecting therapeutic compounds into the rectum, such as herbalized oils and various herbal decoctions, in a liquid media. Basti is extremely beneficial for vata imbalances. Constipation, distention, persistent fever, the common cold, sexual disorders, kidney stones, heart discomfort, vomiting, backache, neck pain, and hyperacidity are all relieved with this herb. Sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, neurological diseases, andgout are all vata disorders that Basti can help with. In Ayurveda, there are roughly 80 vata-related illnesses. Medicated enemas can be used to treat about 80% of them.
The medication is given rectally because vata is mostly found in the gut and bones. Enemas can take the following forms…
- Decoction > Mainly herbal decoction with small amounts of oil
- Oil > Mainly warm oils with small amounts of herbal decoction
- Nutritive > Warm mik, broth, bone marrow soup etc.
Nasya (Nasal administration; Errhine Therapy):
Herbalized oils and liquids are sprayed into the nostrils during this treatment. It can be used to treat kapha-oriented issues as well as ear, nose, and throat illnesses such migraines, sinusitis, catarrh, and bronchitis.
The nose acts as a portal between the brain and consciousness. Breathing in through the nose allows prana, or vital energy, to enter the body. Medication administered through the nose aids in the correction of prana abnormalities that impact higher cerebral, sensory, and motor processes. Nasya is used to treat nasal dryness,
sinus congestion, hoarseness, migraine headaches, neurological diseases (such as multiple sclerosis), convulsions, and various eye and ear issues.
Nasya incorporates ingredients such as calamus powder, gotu kola, onion, garlic, black pepper, cayenne, ginger, and ghee oil decoctions. After a bath, food, sex, drinking alcohol, pregnancy, or menstruation, nasal medicine should not be used.
Blood Letting (Rakta Moksha):
This section is only for informational purposes in relation to how classical Panchakarma’s are administered. Blood Letting is not permitted in the USA, and is NOT practised at Ayutherapy. Toxins taken into the circulation through the gastrointestinal tract are removed through blood letting. The blood is purified as a result of this procedure. It is used to treat urticaria, rash, eczema, acne, scabies, leucoderma, chronic itching, and hives, as well as other skin problems. Gout, as well as enlarged liver and spleen,
hemochromatosis, and gout, are frequently treated with it.
Several pitta diseases, such as acne and rash, can be relieved by blood letting, which should only be done by a skilled physician. When correctly provided, it increases the production of antitoxic chemicals in the bloodstream, resulting in the development of the blood system’s immune system. Don’t take blood from anyone who has anemia, edema, or weakness, or those who are very old or very young.
- Panchakarma is a series of up to five sets of treatments that is designed to completely eradicate damaging toxins from within your mind, body and spirit, essentially providing a new lease of life, helping address chronic health issues and much more.
- Panchakarma involves a Pretreatment element to prepare the body, which can include body therapies as well as internal oleation, Vamana, Virechana, Basti and even Rakta Moksha.
- Panchakarma may be worth considering as an option if you are serious about preventing the onset of disease, your health in general or are struggling with chronic pain and/or illness.
Depending on your goals, budget and needs, we may recommend such treatments with your wellness action plan. If you would like to learn if you may be a good fit for Panchakarma, book a complimentary 20 minute consultation with Vaidya Archana.